Ms. Patricia Gayle (Stewart) Payton, age 54, of Guston, KY, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2022. Gayle was born July 23, 1967, in Hardinsburg, KY. She was a 1985 graduate of Meade County High School, where she starred in basketball, track and softball. Gayle was also a member of Zion Grove Baptist Church.
Gayle was preceded in death by her sons, Damarko Latay Payton and Jaquan Eugene Stewart; and her nephew, Tremaine L. Willis. She is survived by her son, Mark Barnett Payton, Jr; two grandchildren, Kaydan and Kyanna Payton; her mother, Helen Willis; her father, Thomas E. “Bob” Stewart; nine siblings, Alton (Nichelle) Stewart, Kimberlynn (Harold Perks) Stewart, Bernice L. “Junior” (Shelly) Willis, Elaina (Alvin “Pretty”) Banks, Larry (Denise) Ditto, Kimberly Stewart-Alexander, Thomas E. Stewart, Jr., Sophia Brown and Stacy Brown; her former husband, Mark B. “Bo” Payton, Sr.; two special nephews, Darnell (Amanda) Stewart, and Taevon Banks; and her special friend, Lolita Mallory.
A celebration of Gayle’s life will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at the chapel of the Hager Funeral Home, with Rev. Jade McQueary officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until the time of service on Saturday. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Meade County Ladywave Basketball program or the Russell Willis Foundation.
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